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Old 06-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #31
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I am glad I am not doing the scout alone, still packing the trauma kit and some Vicodin just in case. Hopefully all that EMT training stays in my pocket..

FYI, and for all of your riders....have you seen this thread?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=895434

Very applicable for this and other rides, especially if you're showing up alone. Vicodin is worthless without water....the big thing I learned is to either carry a lot more water than I plan for needing for the ride, or having a way to "make" drinkable water (filter, iodine, UV treatment etc.). And of course, a plan for your loved ones to find AND get you out if you're off schedule (ie. SPOT, Sat phone, EPIRB etc...)

It sucks to think about this stuff.....until you actually need it.

Ride safe!
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:46 PM   #32
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+1 on water. Can't live without it. I pack as much as I can in my tailbag and fill my Camelbak. I ride alone a lot, don't have a Spot but make sure someone knows where I am going and if not heard from by a specific time to alert the proper governing bodies... I work with trauma regularly and understand the need for immediate stabilization and quick as possible transport in the more dire circumstances. We never want to think of these situations but you must be prepared for them, not only in material but mentally.

Thanks for opening the subject. It is a talk we will have before each ride...
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:40 AM   #33
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Trauma kit

With the upcoming rally, I always go through my trauma kit and check if it needs to be restocked and that all sterile packaging is intact. I try to cover most possibilities but you can't carry everything... Even a simple first aid kit is invaluable when someone is in need, the life you save my be your own!
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #34
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Maxi-pads and duct tape......oh and an epipen, too.



















And trim your toe nails....if you have to walk out, you don't need those jamming in the front of your boots. DAMHIK.....
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #35
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Ha! Like that toe shot huh? couldn't get everything in the pic without damn near climbing up on the table... Kotex do make great dressing, I just don't wanna be seen pulling one out of my pack unless needed Candy for hypoglycemia, ty-wraps, tie wire, nylon twine, duct tape, etc. is backpack material to me. It is nice to go through this stuff on occasion so you know where it is, you don't wanna be searching for things when the precious moments count (plus you look stupid..).
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #36
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Hey Brian,

I'm good with the date change, looks like the move may not happen, will know more for sure by the end of next week.

I ride alone a lot, carry the essentials especially water and snacks (type II diabetic), most importantly I ride WAY more conservatively when alone vs. when riding with somebody.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:30 PM   #37
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Good to hear you are still on the on list. I'm with ya about riding alone, I worry about it more and more which in itself is a bad thing... When riding with someone you naturally push a bit harder. I'm not sure if it is a testosterone thing or not...
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:46 AM   #38
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For me...

it's just knowing there's help if you need it. I'm past the macho phase of my life.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:20 AM   #39
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Agreed. Leaving in a couple of hours for the prerun. Stay tuned!
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:13 AM   #40
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your kit

Looks like a good little kit. Mine has Pills, and mosquito repellent.
other ointments like sun screen, and soap come in handy. how else do you clean your wind screen. and Redog1 is really hard core. the Depends are a must for long hauls and no stops.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:31 AM   #41
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Since it doesn't conflict with Laguna Seca WSBK, count me in. Anyone from the coast want to do some scouting I'd be into that as well.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #42
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Since it doesn't conflict with Laguna Seca WSBK, count me in. Anyone from the coast want to do some scouting I'd be into that as well.
Wizz. Where abouts on the north coast are you? I'd love to explore over there.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:03 PM   #43
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I'm good with the new date !!
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #44
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Wizz. Where abouts on the north coast are you? I'd love to explore over there.
I am in Mckinleyville (Humboldt Bay), and am down for some exploring. Due to illness I have not done much dirt here, or really anywhere for that matter. Of the 5 years Ive had a dirt bike I was unable to ride for almost 4. Now that I am on the upward side of the mend Ive got the itch bad.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #45
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Is the orange thing next to the Cortaid... asprin tablets?
Gotta have 'em... pretty much only thing you can do for a heart attack victim.


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